Roberta Metsola, newly-elected First Vice President of the European Parliament, vowed to keep up the Nationalist Party’s fight for justice and truth in wake of revelations that PN Spokesperson for Justice Jason Azzopardi had his 2017 Tel-Aviv stay paid for by Tumas Group.
Tumas Group, the company that paid for Azzopardi’s five-day stay at Tel Aviv’s Hilton hotel, is owned by Yorgen Fenech, the main suspect in Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination.
“Nothing should divert our attention from the Nationalist Party’s fight for justice and truth,” Metsola said.
“Jason Azzopardi already spoke up and gave his explanation. If you ask me whether he made a mistake, I say yes, he did. He made a mistake, and he spoke about it and because of this, I say that nothing will divert our attention from what we’re doing.”
Earlier this week, Azzopardi suspended himself from the PN’s parliamentary group. Prior to that, Azzopardi, who is also a parte civile lawyer in the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case, asked the PN’s Ethics, Discipline and Social Media Commission to investigate him in relation to the Tel-Aviv revelations.
Azzopardi also requested an investigation into the claims against him by Standards Commissioner George Hyzler. However, he will not be able to look into the issue due to the fact that he can only investigate issues that occurred after October 2018.